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Textile surgical articles are disclosed which are constructed in whole or in part from high tenacity low elongation fibers such as ultra-high molecular weight extended chain polyethylene high tenacity fibers. The products may be braided, woven or knitted, such as braided tapes, hollow braids and spiroid braids. The high tenacity low elongation fibers provide structures having greatly increased strength and decreased elongation, a combination of properties which is uniquely applicable and superior for repairing body tissue. The products may be plasma treated to reduce slip.

Title
Method of using a surgical repair suture product
Application Number
7/829423
Publication Number
5318575
Application Date
February 3, 1992
Publication Date
June 7, 1994
Inventor
Ilya Koyfman
Orange
CT, US
Michael P Chesterfield
Norwalk
CT, US
Assignee
United States Surgical Corporation
CT, US
IPC
A61B 17/00
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